Causes & Symptoms

Foods Causing Heartburn

Causes & Symptoms

Heartburn is caused by acid from your stomach backing up into your esophagus. But what causes that acid to back up? This varies by person, but some of the most common heartburn triggers are below.

  • Foods That Can Cause Heartburn

    Spicy Food Can Cause Heartburn

    Spicy Foods

    .Chili peppers and other spices

    .Garlic and onions

    Can Fried Food Cause Heartburn?

    Fatty Foods

    .Fried foods

    .Avocados, nuts, and cheese

    Acidic Foods and Heartburn

    Acidic Foods 

    .Citrus fruits and juices

    .Tomato-based foods, like spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili, and pizza 

    Chocolate and Heartburn

     Other Culprits

    .Chocolate

    .Drinks with caffeine or alcohol or any carbonated beverages

    .Mint or peppermint

  • Lifestyle Factors That Can Cause Heartburn

    Like stress, smoking causes the esophagus to not close properly.

    Losing weight can take pressure off the stomach.

    Avoid lying flat or bending over soon after eating.

    Stress causes the esophagus to not close properly, allowing acid to back up into the throat.

  • Physical Symptoms of Heartburn

    • Burning in the chest just below or behind the breastbone
    • Coughing, sore throat, hoarseness, or wheezing
    • Discomfort that can get worse when you're lying down
    • Feeling like the food you just ate has become “stuck” in your throat
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Sour taste / burning in the mouth
    • Burping
    • Indigestion

    Prevacid®24HR prevents the acid that causes frequent heartburn and its symptoms.

  • Emotional Effects of Heartburn

    • Heartburn can make it harder for you to stay focused on the things you need to get done
    • The pain can make you ill-tempered or less patient
    • It can take the joy out of time spent with friends and family
    • Heartburn affects your quality of life, which means it can rob you of sleep

Foods That Can Cause Heartburn

Spicy Foods Causing Heartburn

 Spicy Foods

.Chili peppers and other spices

.Garlic and onions

Fried Chicken Heartburn Trigger

Fatty Foods

.Fried foods

.Avocados, nuts, and cheese

Acidic Foods Causing Heartburn

Acidic Foods 

.Citrus fruits and juices

.Tomato-based foods, like spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili, and pizza 

Chocolate Heartburn Trigger

 Other Culprits

.Chocolate

.Drinks with caffeine or alcohol or any carbonated beverages

.Mint or peppermint 

Lifestyle Factors That Can Cause Heartburn 

Like stress, smoking causes the esophagus to not close properly.

Losing weight can take pressure off the stomach.

Avoid lying flat or bending over soon after eating.

Stress can keep the esophagus from closing properly, allowing acid to back up into the throat.

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Prevacid®24HR prevents the acid that causes frequent heartburn and its symptoms.

Physical Symptoms of Heartburn

  • Burning in the chest just below or behind the breastbone
  • Coughing, sore throat, hoarseness, or wheezing
  • Discomfort that can get worse when you're lying down
  • Feeling like the food you just ate has become “stuck” in your throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sour taste / burning in the mouth
  • Burping
  • Indigestion

Emotional Effects of Heartburn

  • Heartburn can make it harder for you to stay focused on the things you need to get done
  • The pain can make you ill-tempered or less patient
  • It can take the joy out of time spent with friends and family
  • Heartburn affects your quality of life, which means it can rob you of sleep